Celebrate with Ruth Ayres Writes …. because we need to celebrate moments in our lives every chance we get.
My teaching hero, Kylene Beers, captured the very essence of my teaching life when she said the above.
I think about this as I drive to school, as I plan my school days, and as I live my school days. I especially think about this at 7:30 each school day morning, when the doors to our school open and the footsteps of hope make its way up the stairway, into the hallways, and then my classroom.
I hope that the plans I’ve made speak to what makes my kids curious, that what we read and talk about awakens their interest, and that they feel that each moment of their time in our room is worthy of their time.
In their own way, my kids are thinking in terms of hope, too. They start the day hoping that kindness greets them, that they can count on patience and a sense humor to ease the way through the day, and that they are listened to just as much as they are asked to listen.
Hope is what we’re all counting on…hope eases one day, and makes us look forward to the next. Teacher and student, we lean on hope…it’s what gives that “hello” its lilt and its smile. I celebrate that!